11th Annual DanceFest to Return to Stamford's Palace Theatre, 1/12-20

11th Annual DanceFest to Return to Stamford's Palace Theatre, 1/12-20

The 11th Annual DanceFest 2013 takes place from January 12th - January 20th at the Palace Theatre in Stamford. DanceFest is an annual dance festival designed for intermediate and advanced dance students ages 10-18 who train at area dance schools from Westchester and Fairfield Counties. Students participate in master classes taught by outstanding professionals in the dance world in seven different disciplines. School directors, teachers and parents are invited to observe the classes. The festival culminates with the Student Festival Performance of original choreography performed on the HARMAN stage of the Palace Theatre on Sunday, January 20th at 6:00 PM (a detailed schedule of the festival is included below). Tickets for the Student Festival Performance are on sale now at www.SCAlive.org.

Master Classes: Saturday & Sunday
All parents are invited to observe classes.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12
MODERN Instructor: TRACY INMAN
10:00-11:30am 10-15yrs. Intermediate
11:45-1:15pm 13-18yrs. Advanced

CONTEMPORARY Instructor: BRICE MOUSSET
1:30-3:00pm 10-15yrs. Intermediate
3:15-4:45pm 13-18yrs. Advanced

HIP-HOP/JAZZ/FUNK Instructor: Jermaine Browne
5:00-6:30pm 10-15yrs. Intermediate
7:00-8:30pm 13-18yrs. Advanced

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13
CLASSICAL BALLET Instructor: Craig Salstein
9:15-10:45am 10-15yrs. Intermediate
11:00-12:30pm 13-18yrs. Advanced
12:45-1:45pm 14-18yrs. Advanced Pointe

THEATRE DANCE/JAZZ Instructor: Ben Hartley
2:00-3:30pm 10-15yrs. Intermediate
3:45-5:15pm 13-18yrs. Advanced

BROADWAY TAP Instructor: Jason Samuels Smith
5:30-7:00pm 10-15yrs. Intermediate
7:15-8:30pm 13-18yrs. Advanced

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 at 6:00pm - STUDENT FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

DanceFest 2013 PARTICIPATING DANCESCHOOLS
Center Stage Dance Studio; City Center Dance; DanceNaiad; Darien Arts; Center-Dance;
Fine Line Theatre Arts; Greenwich Dance Studio; Locust Performing Arts Center of Stamford;
Monroe Dance Academy; Magical Movements School of Dance; New Canaan Dance Academy; NewDance; New York Dance; Performing Arts Center of CT; Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance;
Studio B Dance Center; The Ballet School of Stamford; The Pulse Performing Arts Studio

MASTER CLASS TEACHERS
Modern: Tracy Inman
Associate Director of the Ailey School/Former member, Ailey ll and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Co-Dir. Jr. Division Ailey School

Contemporary: Brice Mousset
International Performer/Director/Choreographer for the European MTV Music Awards, Victoria Secret Fashion show, the Polish "So You Think You Can Dance" and the musical "Attention Mesdames et Messieurs" (Paris)

Hip-Hop/Jazz/Funk: Jermaine Browne
Performer/Teacher/Model/Video Choreographer for Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and J.Lo. EuropeanFashion Shows/ Victoria Secret/MTV Music Awards

Classical Ballet: Craig Salstein
Performer/Teacher, American Ballet Theatre Soloist and ABT ccompany teacher, former dancer Miami
City Ballet

Theatre Dance/Jazz: Ben Hartley
Broadway Performer/Choreographer; Founder/Director The Broadway Experience; Broadway dancer in Swan Lake, Fiddler on the Roof, Little Mermaid; Faculty, Broadway Dance Center, Steps, Peridance

Broadway Tap: Jason Samuels Smith
Performer, Choreographer/Director, Broadway: Bring in Da'Noise, Bring in Da'Funk and Imagine Tap, Recipient of Dance Magazine, Emmy and American Choreography Awards.

DanceFest 2013 ARTISTIC AND PRODUCTION TEAM
Producer and Director - Carol Bryan
Production Director - Randy Thomas
Production Stage Manager - Lori Rosecrans Wekselblatt
Stage Manager - Jessica D'Aloisio
Lighting Designer - Jay Woods